Tom Frost

Tom Frost is an economist who has been consulting to industry and government for almost 20 years.  He has extensive experience in the provision of regulatory and economic advice to clients operating in the transport sector. Tom has a BA in Agricultural Economics from the University of New England and has spent the majority of his career working in the transport sector.  Prior to establishing NineSquared Tom worked primarily for Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte

Tom has provided advice to a range of clients across Australia and internationally in both the private and public sectors in relation to regulatory issues such as access and pricing, negotiation support, tariff development and arbitration and dispute assistance.  He has also developed bankable patronage and revenue studies for major public transport projects and airports in a range of countries including, Australia, China, India, South Korea, Hong Kong, USA, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

Selected project experience
  • Assisting Qantas prepare their submission to the Productivity Commission on airport pricing
  • An assessment of port options for potential mine developments in Queensland on the basis of the total cost of transport (rail, port and sea)
  • A review of the bus fare zone structure of regional towns in Queensland
  • Assisting Qcoal prepare their case for the proposed port pricing arbitration at Adani’s Abbot Point coal terminal
  • The bottom up costing of below rail maintenance for the central Queensland coal network
  • The development of the pricing model for central Queensland coal network for both UT2 and UT3
  • Developing patronage and revenue forecasts for proposed airport developments in Australia, China and India
  • Developing patronage and revenue forecasts for the Sydney Light Rail extension and the proposed Melbourne airport rail link
Contact Tom
mobile: +61 (0) 414 316 656


Qualifications and Affiliations
Bachelor of Agricultural Economics
Practice Areas
  • Economic analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Freight and supply chain analysis
  • Transport economics
  • Agricultural economics
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